Analysis of the National Food Security Act

  • Reet Anurag
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  • Reet Anurag

    Student at Uttaranchal University, Law College, Dehradun

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The Indian Public Distribution System (PDS) plays an important role in alleviating food poverty by acting as a safety net by delivering staples at a reduced price.Despite the fact that the PDS is an important part of government food and nutrition policy, India still has a big population of hungry and malnourished individuals. The purpose of this study is to look into how the PDS works and how effective it is at achieving food and nutritional security in India. Using the key phrases "food insecurity" OR "food security" AND "Public Distribution System" OR "PDS" OR "TPDS" AND "India," a complete and systematic search yielded 23 articles that fulfilled the inclusion requirements. The scarcity of published material in the domains of PDS and food security in India is highlighted in this review. The review's findings underline the importance of PDS in combating hunger and malnutrition, while also emphasising its limited impact on food security and childhood mortality due to operational inefficiencies. If operational inefficiencies and environmental footprints are addressed by sufficient policy reforms, the PDS has the potential to be a solution to India's food shortages.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2185 - 2193


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